The project targets 12-16 years old students. The working language is English. The duration of the project is six months. The goal of the project is to
increase students’ motivation and interest for Mathematics, to stimulate their investigative spirit
and curiosity by combining common mathematical contents of the curriculum with aspects of
day-to-day life in different parts of Europe, using concrete objects as well as representations of
mathematical concepts. It is also intended to facilitate mutual understanding through getting
knowledge on the historical and cultural contexts partners live in.
Good-bye to ATOM
Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
As today is June 30, our project is officially finished. I will close it as soon as the evaluation is ready. I am already working for the final Joint Report. I would like to express my gratitude to all the participants, teachers and students, for their work and their involvement, despite technical difficulties for some schools and difficult communication for others. Special thanks to my old partners Eva, Erik, Maria Teresa and Valentina for accepting to work together again. It was a ...
We decided to use Voicethread for students' evaluation, to meke it more personal and creative. Almost all the partners managed to have the pupils record their opinions, despite teenagers' natural shyness, which was a great succes! The comments are happy, melancholic, funny or touching. Here it is!
the last task in ATOM was to look for Maths around. We chose geometry and students looked for shapes everywhere they went. Fromt he early Vetton pottery to the Gothic cathedral. fromt he very know aspects in hteir houses to the insect caught in a moment. From nature to human production. Geometry around video is the result of their work.
Students did not want to create personal files with their evaluation but something done in a team, something done "together" as one of the girls mentions. This is why we decided on a kind of radio programme. Despite the mistakes we think it shows how they perceive what they have done and what other teams have done. Creativity, fun, interest, accents, customs ...
Students' parents as well as the other pupils in the class who were not involved in ATOM were invited to a project presentation on Friday aftenoon. We were very happy and proud to show our work and tell them everything about our partners, the things we learned and the nice time we had together. All of them were informed about the recognition our project has got so far.
The presentation was a big success and of course the "star" of the event was our beauiful book!
Numbes Playground , our video in the Flashmeeting was aimed to show the early connections with Maths in our childhoood. Through family, street and playgoround games we imitated and repeated numbers until we learned them. Coordination, collaboration were essential in those games, like in the process of constructing knowledge.
we have posted the video in the blog and, although all the files and videos can be seen in the Flashmeeting Replay, I suggest ...
A timeline seemed a good way to present our project, as a whole, and let us reflect on its trajectory. New events will be added, as they take place, but for now...here it is. It's made with a nice collaborative tool called Dipity, and you are all invited to contribute, just let me know if you want to join in. Students' comments are also welcome! Each activity allows comments.
I hope you like it, it makes the collaboration ...